This article is part of our Design special report previewing 2022 Milan Design Week.
Three years after its last full-scale event, Salone del Mobile.Milano, or the Milan Furniture Fair, returns in its 60th iteration. Over the decades, Salone, which is widely judged to be the world’s pre-eminent design fair, has evolved into a platform for about 2,000 international exhibitors and a laboratory for ideas about sustainability in design materials and manufacturing. This year, the fair includes “Design with Nature,” a 15,000-square-foot installation offering a “virtuous” vision of the future of home living. SaloneSatellite, a launchpad for young talent, which is returning for its 23rd year, has invited more than 600 participants to reflect on design that fosters “autonomy, comfort, movement, usability, interaction and safety for all” in a show called “Designing for Our Future Selves.” Other exhibitions at the fairgrounds in the Milanese suburb of Rho